- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis-based Augsburg College is changing its name.

Starting Sept. 1, the nearly 150-year-old school will be known as Augsburg University.

School officials say the name change reflects the fact that Augsburg already offers nine graduate degree programs in addition to more than 50 undergraduate degree programs.

Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow says becoming Augsburg University does not change the four-year school’s liberal arts mission or its commitment “to being small to our students and big for the world.”

The decision to change the school’s name was made after market research and sessions with students, alumni, faculty, staff and regents.

Augsburg has nearly 3,600 students at its main campus in Minneapolis and at a Rochester satellite.

___

Online:

More information about the change is available at https://www.augsburg.edu/university

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide